Saturday, November 23, 2013

Google Glasses - Access to Sign Language

The Egyptian Museum in Turin will be trialing a new application which will provide sign-language interpretation during their tour of the museum.  This has amazing potential and use across a variety of scenarios if successful.  It converts written text into Italian sign language.  This will allow for improved accessibility in a manner which was not previously available. In addition, we can continue to hear that Google is working on a speech-to-text application which may emerge over the next year.  This type of application will assist many people, not just those who may be deaf or hearing impaired. It would improve access for people with other types of disabilities as well. Here is a link for a video on using Google Glass for the Deaf.

No comments:

Post a Comment